Aazadi ka Amrit Mohatsav: Sports and recreational activities organized at IUST

Aazadi ka Amrit Mohatsav: Sports and recreational activities organized at IUST

posted on August 13, 2022 | Author RK News

Awantipora, August 12: International Youth Day, recreational and sports events organized to observe Aazadi ka Amrit Mohatsav at IUST on Friday.

A series of events were held at the Islamic University of Science and Technology today to observe the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Events included sports and recreational activities for employees, the celebration of International Youth Day and a film screening session.

The sports and recreation program was organized by the Directorate of Physical Education and Sports in conjunction with the Srinagar Unit of the Reliance Group, in which several events were organized including cricket, football, athletics and d other recreational activities.

The program organized under the University’s outreach initiative was inaugurated by Prof. Nasser Iqbal, IUST Registrar. Appreciating the relevance of such activities, Professor Iqbal said:

“The burden of maintaining a work-life balance in the modern world is becoming increasingly difficult. Thus, organizing such events for our employees becomes mandatory”. The team of Reliance Group employees led by Mr. Khalid Mehraj enthusiastically participated in the program. “With its world-class sports infrastructure, the University is committed to making a significant contribution to improving the health standards of young people,” said Dr. Hilal Ahmed Rather, Deputy Director of Physical Education and Sports at IUST. The program to celebrate International Youth Day on the theme “Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages” was organized by Syed Mantaqui Memorial College of Nursing and Medical Technology. The objective of the program was to increase awareness on the theme and to strengthen young people’s confidence in public institutions and enable them to become responsible actors in decision-making and policy design in the country. Speaking on the theme of the programme, Ms Asmat Parveen, Director, said, “Youth Day focuses on pre-teens and teens. Their role is not only to work to protect vulnerable communities but also to promote intergenerational relations”. Educating nurses at the college on the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations, she said, “The contribution of nurses to achieving Mission 2030 is very crucial because the mission of good health for all cannot be achieved without their active involvement. Apart from lectures, speech contests, poster making, calligraphy contests were also held during this program. A documentary screening event on the Indian national movement was also organized by the Dean of Students, which was attended by students, staff and faculty from the university. The event coordinated by Dr. Mujeeb Liyakat, Head of Journalism and Mass Communication Department, aimed to raise awareness of the contributions made by freedom fighters in the country’s freedom struggle.

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